Brazil prepares 3 airport concessions

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Brazil is preparing international airport concessions in the cities of Salvador (Bahia state), Manaus (Amazonas) and Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul).

To boost private sector interest, the federal government is looking to reduce or even scrap altogether the shareholding stake of national airport authority Infraero in the airport concessions, Valor Econômico reported.

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A public consultancy phase for feasibility studies is expected for early next year to define aspects such as required investments and canon payments to prepare the tenders, the report said.

Currently, Infraero holds a 49% share in five special purpose companies created with the private sector to operate five airport concessions. They are Guarulhos (São Paulo state), Viracopos (São Paulo) Brasília (Distrito Federal),Galeão (Rio Grande do Sul), and Confins (Minas Gerais).

The São Gonçalo do Amarante airport in the state of Rio Grande do Norte has also been concessioned. It is 100% private.